Student Discount

Hero Discount

As a small show of our heartfelt gratitude for their dedication and bravery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, from April 14, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020 we will be giving a 20% discount to first responders in the United States. This discount can be used for the purchase of non-sale items on only.

The following groups are eligible for the First Responder Discount:

  • Firefighters (incl. volunteer and career firefighters)
  • EMTs
  • Law Enforcement (incl. local police, state police, Federal police, sheriffs, constables, marshals, corrections officers and civilian employees)
  • Employees of the FBI, DEA, CBP and TSA

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I verify my eligibility for the First Responder Discount?

For Online Only: Verify your eligibility by clicking the link above. After successful verification through SheerID, you’ll receive a single-use promo code you can use for a 20%-discounted purchase on

Is the discount valid for all products from JanSport?

The only excluded products are those already on sale, clearance items and gift cards.

My code isn’t working / I haven’t received my code yet

We’re so happy about all the interest, but it is creating some delays. You should receive your code within 24 hours. There may be a 20 minute + delay to activate your code once it is sent.

Can I use the discount more than once?

First Responders can be verified and request a new discount code once every 30 days from April 14, 2020 until Dec. 31, 2020. Once you’re ready to shop again, you can re-verify your status and receive a new promo code.

What is SheerID?

Our verification process is powered by SheerID. You will not be contacted by SheerID outside of any requests for additional information in regard to your First Responder verification status. You can learn more about the SheerID student verification process here.